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The third part of Grenville ' s scheme was a Stamp Act . Stamp duties had long
been familiar in England , but Grenville moved slowly , and apparently with
reluctance , in extending the system to America . In March , 1764 , the proposed ...
... in and carried the Stamp Act . There were remonstrances from London
merchants and protests from several of the colonial agents , but there was no
effective opposition in Parliament . The estimated revenue from the act was £100
, 000 .
In October , 1765 , a Stamp Act Congress , representing nine colonies , met in
New York and adopted resolutions declaring against the right of Parliament to tax
the colonies without their consent . When the first of November , the date on
ment to tax the colonies , which had been first awakened by the Stamp Act . The
first attempt to combat the acts was by means of agreements not to import the
articles on which duties were laid , and to encourage domestic manufactures .
It should be noted that Burke ' s opposition to the Stamp Act was based , not on a
denial of the right of Parliament to tax the colonies , but on the ground that it was
inexpedient to assert the right under the circumstances . From this position ...
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa